Enrolments for Junior Infants at Dun Laoghaire ETNS open from next Monday, May 22

DUBLIN’S newest Educate Together national school – Dun Laoghaire ETNS – will start enrolments for Junior Infants from next Monday, May 22, ahead of its September launch.

Paddy Monahan, school manager, said: “Dun Laoghaire ETNS will cater for children in Junior Infants only initially, and will grow each year until it ultimately caters for Junior Infants to Sixth Class.

“Interested parents living within the Dun Laoghaire catchment area, as defined by the Department of Education, should go to our website on Monday morning to enrol their child.

“I’m delighted to be involved in the establishment of this new school community, and would like to thank all the parent volunteers that helped Educate Together’s application for patronage.”

According to the Department guidelines, first priority will be given to children within the catchment area, followed by children outside the area whose application is submitted before the closing date of Monday, June 12.

Applications received after the closing date will be offered places on a first-come, first-served basis.

The new school is the result of a six-week process that was run over the Christmas and New Year period, during which prospective patrons gathered evidence of parental preference as to what patron would run the new primary school.

Principal recruitment is currently under way. Accommodation for the school has not yet been announced by the Department of Education and Skills. Parents who signed an Expression of Interest form during the process will receive enrolment information in the coming week.

For further information, see www.educatetogether.ie.

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